Join cultural advocates, conservationists and the filmmakers of The Dark Hobby in a discussion on Hawai’i reef fish, sharks, cultural connection and actions to protect them. With “snorkel Bob” Wintner, Producer Director of The Dark Hobby, Paula Fouce, Kaimi Kaupiko, Teacher and Cultural Leader Miloli’i Village, Deron Verbeck, Photographer/Freediver I am Aquatic and David McGuire, Director Shark Stewards and Earth Island Institute.Read More
Join Shark Stewards and other animal wildlife organizations helping save and protect endangered species and our Planet Earth and Ocean.Read More
I am in strong support of the new rules prohibiting the use of wire leader within 1 meter of any hook deployed in Hawaiian deep set longline fishery.
Threatened Oceanic whitetip sharks ( Carcharhinus longimanus) and Silky Sharks (Carcharhinus falciformus) are especially impacted by this gear. Under the Endangered species Act, National Marine Fisheries has already committed to zero retention of oceanic whitetip sharks, and tis rule will help achieve that in US waters.
Eliminating this gear will protect sharks, increase safety for fishermen and limit harmful trailing line and ensure a hight survival rate of these threatened sharks.Read More
According to figures by the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species, over 8,400 species of wild fauna and flora are critically endangered, while close to 30,000 more are understood to be endangered or vulnerable. Based on these estimates, it is suggested that over a million species are threatened with extinction.Read More
Currently eBay allows for vendors to claim or require buyers have CITES permitting without verification, thereby condoning traffic of body parts of protected wildlife. We call on eBay to strengthen and enforce its wildlife policy to block all sales of endangered and protected species including jaws, rostra and shark fin products.Read More
Scientists Forecast Dire Consequences for Marine Ecosystems at Current Trends of Extinction, Loss of Sharks Have Greatest Consequence An international team of researchers examined the roles of marine megafauna species […]Read More
AUGUST 1, 2021 PANEL DISCUSSION for RESPECT FOR FISH DAY TITLE: How Documentaries Inspire Ocean Conservation 8AM Hawai’i, 11AM PT, 2PM ET, 8PM S. Africa REGISTER HERE Moderator: Lisa Levinson, […]Read More
Join Shark Stewards, the South End Rowing and Dolphin Clubs celebrating the earth and ocean health for a World Oceans Day marine debris survey, beach clean up and Bioblitz at Aquatic Park.Read More